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Creggs U16’s

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Sligo RFC 14 Creggs RFC 25
Creggs U16’s travelled to Sligo last Sunday morning in a top of the table clash against Sligo RFC and came away with a 25-14 win. Sligo played the first half against the wind and kept the ball in the forwards however Creggs defended well around the fringes with Dara Byrne, Adam Finnerty, John Martin and Melvin Conteh prominent. After 15 minutes Creggs eventually started to put some phases together and took the lead after Danny Arnold crashed over from close range to take a 5-0 lead. Straight from the kick off Creggs kicked the ball back into the Sligo RFC and after some pressure forced a 5 metre scrum, from this scrum some good work from Ian Conlon, Brian Maloney and David O Gorman produced good ball for Eoghan Coyle to pick from the back of the ruck and break the tackle to dive over a try which gave Creggs a 12-0 lead. Creggs continued to attack and from a couple of phases Shane Purcell spread the ball wide to Jason Hoare who was just held short and Eoghan Coyle again picked and dived over for a try which Ronan Dowd converted giving Creggs a 17-0 half time lead.

Against the wind in the second half it was Creggs turn to keep the ball tight and they managed to keep Sligo in their own half and managed to take a lead when they put pressure on the back of the Sligo scrum and when the ball was turned over, first Daire Byrne was held short and then Danny Arnold was just held up before Creggs moved the ball wide through the backs for Niall Cunniffe to score in the corner giving Creggs a 22-0 lead. It was Sligo who were now taking control of the ball and territory as Creggs tired against the wind, From a shortened line out on the 22”, Sligo cut through the Creggs defence to score under the posts which they converted, reducing the deficit to 22-7. Sligo immediately kicked Creggs back into their own 22” and after some sustained picking and driving, Creggs defence creaked and Sligo found the gaps to score under the posts again to reduce the deficit to 22-14 with 10 minutes remaining.

Creggs now realised they were in a game and upped the performance for the last 10 minutes and a penalty from Shane Purcell 5 minutes from time secured the victory and made the points safe. Creggs will now play Castlebar RFC in the next round of the cup in Creggs next weekend. Time to be confirmed. Training has changed for this week only to Thursday night at 7pm in Creggs.

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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